Year 12: Making a plan for 2021 and beyond

Meeting times are now open for you to book in which you and 3 friends can book a time to come and chat with Mrs Gonzalez about any questions you have about preparing for the future. It would be great if before you come along, you explore the links below, in particular the Course Seeker!

Year 12 Career Counselling Meetings

In order to ensure that Mrs Gonzalez can meet with as many of you as possible to begin the conversation about your future pathway, we are going to have small group meetings. You will need to book as a group of 4 and come along in a time when you are all free. Please click here to book you and your friends in: Year 12 Small Group Career Counselling Bookings

(Remember you must not miss any classes, please only come if you have a study period. Your timetables will be checked and your booking cancelled if you book it during a class).

Can’t think of a course? Use this skills focussed career quiz to get started!

Not sure where to begin discovering your skills? Check out the free Career Quiz developed by Skillsroad. It will help you determine some of your natural skills and match them to careers and industries you’re likely to enjoy working in! Get started now by visiting

Students who complete the quiz by 21 February can go into the draw to win a $200 Dominos voucher. To enter visit

Course Seeker

The Course Seeker website contains a national course comparison tool which allows students to search, select and compare higher education courses and filter search results by ATAR, study area and location,

Applying for Medicine, Dentistry or Oral Health?

If you are in Year 12 and plan to apply for any of these health science courses to start in 2021, you may need to sit the UCAT ANZ (University Clinical Aptitude Test).

The UCAT ANZ is a two-hour, computer-based test which assesses a range of mental abilities identified by universities as important to practicing in the fields of medicine and dentistry.

It consists of five separately timed subtests which each contain a number of questions in a multiple-choice format.

You will sit the test in July 2020 and selected universities use your UCAT ANZ results as part of the selection process, in conjunction with your ATAR and HSC/VCE results, and in some cases an interview.

You will only have one chance to sit the UCAT ANZ this year.

Key dates

3 FebConcession Scheme and Access Arrangements open
2 MarBookings open
4 MarDeadline for Concession Scheme and Access Arrangements
11 MayBooking deadline
18 MayBooking cancellation and late booking deadline
1 – 31 JulTesting
SepResults delivered to universities

It will cost you around $299 to sit the test, or $199 concession, and you will be able to receive your results straight away.

You have the choice to start preparing for the test early. There are several private companies who offer commercial preparation programs – and are examples.

It is important to note that the universities who use the UCAT do not endorse any of these companies and you can access free preparation materials from the UCAT site at  

Please go to for more information about the UCAT ANZ, to see if you have to sit the test, and to register for the test.

UCAT Preparation Sessions

Any Year 12 student planning to study medicine or dentistry in 2021 may need to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) in July 2020,

The following companies are running UCAT preparation sessions:

NIE, Saturday 21 March, Melbourne, 9am – 6pm,

MedEntry, 28 – 29 March, 2-day weekend workshop,

Upcoming Career Expos

TAA Hotel Careers Expo

Over the next 5-years up to 14,000 new hotel rooms will be constructed in Melbourne. That’s a 35% increase with 110,000 new jobs available  

Tourism Accommodation Australia is running a careers expo for prospective students where they can meet Melbourne’s major hotel brands and explore the range of career opportunities within the industry.

When: 25 March, 2020. 10am – 1pm.

Where: The Hotel Windsor,111 Spring Street Melbourne.

Info and RSVP:

Australian Defence Force Careers Expo

Considering a career in the Australian Defence Force?

Want to get an inside look at the people, places and products that make up Australia’s Navy, Army and Air Force?

Join us as Defence Force Recruiting hosts Melbourne’s biggest Defence Careers Expo at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre!

This Expo will showcase some of Defence’s best equipment, with various displays and interactive exhibits; check out the vehicle and weapons displays, witness performances from Service Bands and the Australian Federation Guard, and speak with current serving members about their own experiences and advice.

When: Friday 21 Feb – Sunday 23 Feb

Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Info and RSVP:

UNSW Arts & Law United Nations Workshop

This all-day workshop is for students in Years 10 – 12 who want to be inspired by addressing and resolving real world issues affecting our global society and building their skills in diplomacy, negotiation and public speaking.

Students will engage in a simulation of the debate and diplomacy which occurs in the UN’s real General Assembly.

When: 27 March or 26 June, 2020.

Where: UNSW Law Building, Kensington.

Info and RSVP:  

The Melbourne US & UK University Expo

Get crucial advice from recent student admits and speak with world leading admission experts at the US & UK University Expo! Put the world’s top universities like Harvard, Yale, Oxford and Stanford within your reach! You will learn about:

  • Fundamentals of applying and studying in the US and UK
  • How to write a personal statement
  • Preparing for the SAT
  • Analysing the Oxbridge interview
  • Studying key study areas overseas such as commerce, STEM, social sciences etc.

When: Sunday 15 March, 1pm – 5.15pm.

Where: State Library Victoria, Melbourne

Info and RSVP:

Crimson Education has developed a YouTube channel that profiles global universities. You can access the channel at

ACN Nursing and Health Expo

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is hosting a Nursing and Health Expo in April. You will be able to:

  • Meet a range of nursing and health organisations
  • Explore career pathways
  • Find out about educational opportunities
  • Speak to nurses working a range of organisations such as hospitals, defence and emergency services.  

When: Saturday 4 April, 8.30am – 2.30pm.

Where: The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Info and RSVP:

Search for university scholarships

The Country Education Foundation has developed a resource to assist Year 12 students to find and apply for university scholarships. To access the resource, go to

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